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Surry County, North Carolina

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Surry County is on the edge of one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas of the East Coast which offers citizens access to urban amenities and cultural attractions.
The Surry County/Mount Airy airport has a runway length of 5,500 feet.
Surry County is approximately 300 miles from four ports on the east coast; Norfolk, VA, Morehead City, NC, Wilmington, NC and Charleston, SC.
In Surry County you have about an hour’s drive time to the Piedmont Triad International Airport and one hour and 30 minutes from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
Surry County is 538 square miles that include four rivers, the Mitchell, Ararat, Fisher, and Yadkin Rivers.
Surry County has two hospitals that provide regional health care. Northern Regional Hospital in Mount Airy and Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin.

Surry News

Industrial Textile Manufacturer to Invest in Mount Airy

Oct 26, 2020 Texwipe, a global manufacturer of contamination control supplies, will create 33 new jobs in Surry County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest more than $4.5 million to locate a manufacturing facility in Mount Airy. “Our state’s...

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County Demographics

  • Population, 2019 71,783% 71,783%
  • Unemployment Rate, September 2020 5.9 % 5.9 %
  • Labor Force, September 2020 33,656% 33,656%
  • Number Unemployed, September 2020 persons 1,983% persons 1,983%
  • Average Weekly Wage, 1st Q 2020 $733.17% $733.17%
  • 2020-2021 Surry County Property Tax Rate (per $100) $0.582% $0.582%
  • County Building Permits Issued, 2019 $54,939,587% $54,939,587%
  • Gross Retail Sales, August 2020 $90,147,672% $90,147,672%
  • Median Household Income, 2018 $41,068% $41,068%
  • Per Capita Income, 2018 $23,957% $23,957%
  • Crime Rate, 2017 (per 100,000) persons 177% persons 177%
  • Tourism Expenditures, 2019 $137.79 million% $137.79 million%
  • 2020 Tier Designation 2% 2%
  • Land Area sq mi 532 % sq mi 532 %
  • Persons Per Square Mile, 2018 persons 135.2% persons 135.2%
  • 2018 Median Age 43% 43%

Contact Us

Surry County Economic Development Partnership Inc. 1218 State St., Mt. Airy NC 27030
PO BOX 7128
336.401.9900

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